President Jonathan Dove

Players Wanted


This section is for opportunties for recorder playing in other groups. Announcements here may be of interest to our members. E-mail your ad to the Web Editor  (webeditatsrpdotorgdotuk)   . Please include as much information as possible, and contact details.

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South Wales

I’ve recently moved to South Wales (near Cowbridge) & would like to join a recorder ensemble.I studied oboe at music college so can sight read & have ensemble playing skills but am fairly new to the (treble) recorder. I’m wondering if there any suitable groups in the area.
Please contact Helen Rhodes helenmarierhodesatgmaildotcom
(Placed 26/08/2017)


Well-established group looking for new SATB players with reasonable sight-reading to play mostly 16th to 18th century music, e.g. Gibbons, Dowland, Byrd, Mico, Susato, Gabrieli, Purcell, Bach: 4-8 parts.  We meet weekly in Broomhill, Sheffield, for one hour on Friday mornings from 10.30 a.m.
For details please contact Rosalind on jwrrogsatbtinternetdotcom
(Placed 04/08/17)

Shrewsbury/Market Drayton

 I’m looking for a group of happy fun recorder players in the Shrewsbury or Market Drayton area.I’m really keen to improve my playing, after moving from Kent to Shropshire I have lost my way a bit without my recorder teacher Wendy Wood. I hope I receive a positive response soon.

Val Parris (treble and bass) valerieparris48atgmaildotcom


I am trying to form an early music ensemble in the Portsmouth/Southampton area.  Would ultimately want to be performing.
Contact Margot on budelightaticlouddotcom.

North Cumbria

I am trying to form a small recorder & Early Music ensemble – playing for pleasure – in the Carlisle/ North Cumbria area. Mainly Renaissance music, which sounds splendid in churches! Also, an opportunity to play or learn soprano shawm, crumhorns and cornett, which I own.
Email, phone or text enquiries very welcome, to John: cantus1949atgmaildotcom 07745838731 


We are two female recorder players (descant and treble) looking to form a quartet with bass and tenor. We are of intermediate/ advanced level and enjoy playing baroque and classical period music. However we are open to exploring other repertoire. We would like to meet every couple of weeks, with a view to do some performances perhaps at festivals or lunchtime concerts. We are based in London.
Please email Charlotte at lottieellensmithatyahoodotcodotuk or telephone 07919507912


I am trying to set up a new group of four, maybe five, fairly proficient recorder players in Sheffield who can meet weekly, possibly fortnightly. As my main interest is in playing treble, ideally I’d be looking for a descant, tenor and bass player but there could be flexibility playing different instruments within the group.

If interested you can e- mail me at elizabeth995atbtinternetdotcom or call me on 01142699434 Liz Maxwell

(Placed 20/05/2016)

South Yorkshire

I have recently moved to South Yorkshire close to Medowhall. I would like to get a group together of like minded good musicians to enjoy playing for pleasure. I am open to all types of music and hope that this could foster good new friends as well as the enjoyment of worth while music.
Please contact Denise on 01144574570.

Tenor/Bass Players

I am looking for recorder players with a preference for larger recorders i.e. Tenor and Bass who can perform solos to a (very) good standard.

What am I on about?

My Aim: performances of “Musical Soirées”, ca. 1 hour programmes (10-15 pieces) of 19th century light entertainment music. This won’t generate a lot of money at first but has the potential to become a sought after unique kind of concert act. Suitable for concerts/recitals as well as period re-enactments!

I want to promote a musical genre that is quite common in Germany, Austria, Tchecoslovakia, Belgian ect. but seems to be either lost in time or simply under-developed over here. In Germany this genre is called “Salonmusik” or –when performed in spas- “Kurmusik/Kurkonzert”. There are many ensembles and even full orchestras all over the place who don’t play anything else. (And can be very successful! e.g. Andre Rieu)

I am a classically trained concert pianist, conductor, musicologist and music publisher.
I’m not necessarily looking for a virtuoso player but somebody who can imagine embarking on and promoting non-mainstream music for recorders. About 99% of the pieces haven’t been performed for at least 100 years. Most definitely not the way we have edited and (re)published them.

As “BrassOrigins” we perform these programmes as a part-recital, part-conversation musical soirées. Have a look at our Facebook page to find out more about us and what we do:

As an enthusiastic amateur recorder player I’d love to promote this genre for the recorder as a versatile all round musical instrument, as well. I’d prefer to find a recorder player (Tenor/Bass) in the South Wales region but this isn’t the main requirement with modern technology at hand (mp3 e.g.).

Please email me for more info if you are genuinely interested brassoriginsatyahoodotcom

(Placed 10/12/2014)

London / Northamptonshire

We are a baroque-inspired duo, with an open mind towards performing earlier music. We are looking for soloists who have access to instruments at 415 pitch ie treble/ tenor and we also have a spare Treble (Rottenburgh) which we are happy to loan out to keen and enthusiastic players who do not have access to an instrument pitched at 415.

We invite players of all suitable instruments to gather together to play trio-sonatas, or even quartets. This can also involve a mixed ensemble of woodwind and strings. Telemann, for example, wrote many pieces which happily combine such forces.

We enjoy the challenge of sight-reading works unknown to us, provided by such players. We have formed a small library of suitable works which we are keen to expand on an ongoing basis. We would also be delighted to hear from recorder players who have forged contacts with baroque cellists or gamba players with whom to create a balanced basso continuo.

We are not supremely advanced players as our own time to reach higher standards is rather restricted. When we do play, we enjoy the end results and we therefore seek players holding a similar point of view.

We also offer full catering and hospitality to all players as we don’t want to see people starve nor go thirsty.!

I play a single-manual harpsichord made by Alan Gotto of Norwich (1981) My wife plays Treble recorder and Traverso flutes. We operate on an informal basis and our playing locations are pretty flexible, including Fenton House in Hampstead as well as local churches and historic buildings here in Northamptonshire. We do not charge for demo/ workshop appearances at any of the above as we play at a purely amateur level.

My contact e-mail is kewishaatgmaildotcom if you would like to get in touch with us

(Placed 03/09/2014).

Denbigh Area

We are looking for competent recorder players to join a friendly group based in the Denbighshire area of North Wales. We meet every week and play at the occasional charity event. Must aspire to play one to a part.
Contact Sandra at sdotcanteratbtinternetdotcom
(Placed 30/9/2011)

Milton Keynes

The  Sopranino Recorder Ensemble meets every 2 weeks in Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes. Players of all abilities are welcome.
We play music of all genres and perform a few times a year in concerts and at local venues.
Contact is Frances Thornton 01908 566455 or 07833205307
(Placed 18/04/2012)

Last updated August 26, 2017